In this blog, we are taking a look at our People Experience Insights Report 2023 to see what it can tell us about employee engagement; we'll be exploring some fascinating insights from this report that shed light on how UK businesses can help create an environment that leads to a more engaged and motivated workforce.
So grab your favourite mug, pop the kettle on, get comfortable, and let's embark on this engaging journey together!
Did you know that feeling energised and enjoying work are essential factors in improving employee engagement?
According to the data, here's what UK employees value the most:
I enjoy being at work (67% favourable responses)
This indicates that employees thrive when they genuinely enjoy their work environment.
I am able to focus on my work rather than dealing with worries or hassle 🧘♂️ (52% favourable responses)
It's crucial for employees to feel supported, allowing them to focus on what they do best; as an employer, you need to do what you can to remove the barriers for your people so they can do great work.
My immediate manager cares about me and my wellbeing ❤️ (rank 1)
Strong relationships with managers play a vital role in employee satisfaction and engagement, and you can see more about how line managers play a positive role in good people outcomes in our blog here [link to line manager blog]
There is plenty of opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge that I need for my job 🎓 (rank 2)
Continuous learning is key to keeping employees engaged and motivated, people want to do a good job, so it makes sense to ensure they have the skills to do their job to the best of their ability!
Our work processes make it easy to get things done ✅ (rank 3)
Streamlined processes free up employees' time, allowing them to be more productive and engaged.
When things change around here, it is clearly and openly communicated 📣 (rank 4)
Transparent communication during times of change helps employees feel informed and engaged.
Now that we understand some of the core elements of employee engagement let's explore some actionable ways employers can nurture a more engaged workforce.
🌳 Purpose: Clearly communicate your organisation's purpose and how each employee contributes to the overall vision. Make sure everyone feels a sense of meaning and impact in their work.
💪 Growth: Create opportunities for continuous learning and development. Encourage employees to set goals, provide meaningful feedback, and support their career growth within the company.
🤝 Relationships: Foster a positive and supportive work environment where colleagues and managers genuinely care about each other. Encourage collaboration, team-building activities, and open communication channels.
💡 Autonomy: Give employees the freedom and trust to take ownership of their work. Empower them to make decisions and encourage innovation and creativity.
💬 Communication: Ensure that communication flows freely and transparently throughout the organisation. Keep employees informed about changes, initiatives, and company updates.
👏 Recognition: Celebrate and recognise employees' achievements and contributions. This can be done through various recognition programs, bonuses, incentives, or public acknowledgements.
By focusing on these critical areas, you can unlock the true potential of your workforce and create an environment where employees thrive and feel engaged every day.
Now that you have the insights and practical steps, it's time to take action! Start implementing these strategies today and watch your employee engagement levels soar. 🚀✨
Remember, employee engagement is an ongoing journey, so keep experimenting and finding what works best for your organisation. Together, let's create workplaces where people love to work and contribute their best.
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